CONQUESTS OF NADIR SHAH 357 satin, upon which were representations of all the birds and beasts in the creation, with trees and flowers, the whole made of pearls, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, amethysts, and other precious stones/'1 The victor also organized pageants and entertainments of every description. The Campaign against Bokhara, A.H. 1153 (1740).— The campaign against the Uzbegs of Bokhara and Khiva was the corollary to a successful campaign in India. As mentioned in Chapter LXVL, these states were ruled by separate, but kindred, dynasties. From both countries hordes of raiders annually ravaged Khorasan : it was one of these bands which haid, as already mentioned, carried off Nadir when a youth* As, moreover, they were unable to resist the Persian army, it is not difficult to divine the motives -which induced the Conqueror of Delhi to add to his conquests. The campaign was organized from Balkh, where large quantities of grain had been collected. These supplies were loaded into boats and the army marched down both banks of the Oxus to Charjui, where a bridge of boats was constructed across the river. Abul Fayz Khan, King of Bokhara, realizing that he was unable to resist the Persian veterans, submitted and proceeded to the camp of Nadir. The victor, after at first treating the de- scendant of Chengiz Khan with haughtiness and disdain, restored him to the throne on condition that the Oxus should, as in the days of old, constitute the boundary of Persia, The treaty was cemented by a double marriage, he himself espousing a sister, and his nephew a daughter, of the Bokharan monarch. Finally, in accordance with precedent, eight thousand Uzbegs were enlisted in the Persian army* The Conquest of KMva, A.H. 1153 (1740).—After successfully adding Bokhara to his list of conquests. Nadir Shah carried out his scheme of subduing Khiva. The Turkoman nearly succeeded in capturing the bridge of boats and destroying the convoy of grain on which the existence of the army depended, but by a forced march . 27.